Right, well we have just returned from the Down Under Live Expo at Leeds Armouries and we are slightly disappointed. We are in a bit of a quandary and just wondered if any of you lovely people wanted to give us some words of wisdom. Today was meant to answer so many questions for us but it has just creating more LOL!
We spoke to a migration expert for a free assessment and things have changed since my OH last looked at our visa situation.
We thought we were sitting pretty points wise on the Skilled Migration Visa but they have since scrapped the MODL (-15pts) which leaves us slightly short. We can still apply for this visa if my OH takes the English Language Test . My OH's job (Mechanical Engineer) in on the CSOL at the moment but we also heard there are to be drastic changes June 2010. Does anybody have any 'insider' information on whether they think a Mechanical Engineer will still appear on the SOL or CSOL after June 2010?
Our other option is to get a employer sponsored visa but I am expecting a baby in July 2010 and from what we have heard if my OH get sponsored the process can be a lot faster which could leave me tying up things in the UK with a 3 year old and a newborn (not a task I would be looking forward too!). Has anybody got sponsored employment and if so how long did the process take? How did you find sponsors, agencies/ mailing companies etc?
If applicable did you still have to have a skills assessment?